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Login screen lists two "Kodi" options
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Steps to reproduce:

  • Install PureOS
  • Start machine
  • At login screen, click on DE dropdown

What should happen:

  • Easy-to-understand options are listed

What happens instead:

The following options are listed, including two identical options:

  • X11
  • GNOME (default)
  • GNOME Classic
  • GNOME Xorg
  • Kodi
  • Kodi


  • Either remove one of the Kodi options, or disambiguate them (e.g. "Kodi" and "Kodi Xorg")
  • The meaning of these options is fairly intuitive (e.g. GNOME Xorg is clearly GNOME desktop running X instead of Wayland) but is this documented anywhere?
  • What is the difference between "X11" and "GNOME Xorg"?

Event Timeline

d3vid created this task.Apr 24 2018, 05:26
d3vid added a comment.Apr 24 2018, 05:29

Hmmm, this should be closed as a duplicate of but I can't bring it up :P

jonas.smedegaard added a subscriber: jonas.smedegaard.

Perhaps you typed "255" in the popup dialog, where it expects "T255"?

jonas.smedegaard reopened this task as Open.Apr 29 2018, 03:31

This is not really a duplicate of T255, but rather an issue concretely actionable since it is isolated to a specific package, whereas T255 is a meta-issue tracking the broader concept.

This was addressed in Debian today with the release of kodi 2:17.6+dfsg1-2.
Consequently should likely reach PureOS in ~1 month.

jonas.smedegaard triaged this task as Low priority.Apr 29 2018, 03:34